Graffiti painter Tsang Tsou-choi, also known as the King of Kowloon, prepares for a solo exhibition in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee
Graffiti painter Tsang Tsou-choi, also known as the King of Kowloon, prepares for a solo exhibition in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Hong Kong had the King of Kowloon, eccentric graffiti artist. Yuan dynasty China had Ni Zan, king of Lake Tai and equally eccentric minimalist painter

  • Tsang Tsou-choi, who graffitied all over Kowloon – some of his work is in the M+ museum – was an odd character. Ni Zan in ancient China was that and more
  • The minimalist landscape artist famous for his Lake Tai paintings had a mania for cleanliness, and defecated from a high tower into a bucket full of goose down

Graffiti painter Tsang Tsou-choi, also known as the King of Kowloon, prepares for a solo exhibition in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee
Graffiti painter Tsang Tsou-choi, also known as the King of Kowloon, prepares for a solo exhibition in 1997. Photo: Dickson Lee
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